First Warning Forecast: A gloomy start to the work week

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Posted at 5:14 AM, Oct 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-26 11:04:05-04

Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast

Another gloomy morning with low clouds, drizzle, and areas of fog. Some sunshine will break through today but most of the day will be cloudy. Highs will only warm to the upper 60s, near normal for this time of year.

We will see a mix of clouds Tuesday with highs near 70. We will warm to the mid 70s on Wednesday with more sunshine mixing in.

The remnants of Tropical Storm Zeta will spread over the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic on Thursday and Friday. We will see more clouds and higher rain chances to end the work week. Highs will reach the mid 70s on Thursday, then drop to the mid 60s on Friday.

Rain will clear out just in time for the weekend. Expect partly cloudy skies on Saturday (Halloween) with highs near 60 and lows in the low 50s.

Today: Mostly Cloudy. Highs in the upper 60s. Winds: NW 5-15

Tonight: Mix of Clouds. Lows in the upper 50s. Winds: NW 5-10

Tomorrow: Mix of Clouds. Highs near 70. Winds: W/N 5-10

Weather & Health

Pollen: Low (Ragweed)

UV Index: 3 (Moderate)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: High

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

October 26th

1945 Flooding: River Crest Farmville 20.9'

Tropical Update
Hurricane conditions likely over the Yucatan Peninsula later today. Tropical Storm Zeta is centered about 140 miles SE of Cozumel, Mexico and moving NW at 10 mph. On the forecast track, the center of Zeta will move near or over the northern Yucatan Peninsula later today or tonight, move over the southern Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday, and approach the northern Gulf Coast on Wednesday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 70 mph with higher gusts. Strengthening is forecast, and Zeta is expected to become a hurricane later today. Some weakening is likely while Zeta moves over the Yucatan Peninsula tonight and early Tuesday. Zeta is forecast to strengthen again while it moves over the southern Gulf of Mexico later on Tuesday.

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